By: TSP Blog | @TSProckstars
It’s Monday morning and you pull into a parking spot at work. You take another swig of your coffee before you go inside, knowing the first thing you have to do is answer emails. Sound familiar?
Getting excited to get up and go to work every day can be a challenge. However, even if you have a meeting you’re dreading, you can still be excited to sit down at your desk. You don’t have to make a big change to change the way you feel when you walk into the office.
Here are three things you can do to help yourself for when the alarm clock rings.
CREATE A PRODUCTIVE WORKSPACE
Creating a work environment where you can be productive is essential for your job. A cluttered desk, littered with papers, office supplies or to-do lists can drastically decrease your productivity, while simultaneously increasing your stress. If you take five minutes before leaving work for the day to clear off your desk, you’ll thank yourself in the morning. This simple change of de-cluttering your space will also de-clutter your mind and can leave a significant impact.
A productive workspace isn’t all about organizing. By adding pictures of your family and friends, office supplies that you like and that ever-important coffee mug, your workspace will become a happier place and hopefully lessen any stress when you see your desk.
CREATE A ROUTINE BEFOREHAND TO MAKE MORNINGS EASIER
Feeling rushed and scattered as you’re trying to get out the door isn't the ideal way to start the day. Preparation and anticipation will change everything about your mornings – you know what works best for you. Building a routine around that will economize your early morning rush and make them so much easier.
Take advantage of your time before work by incorporating something good for you. Working out is a great way to start your day and the endorphins will perk you up. If you aren’t into fitness, take 20 minutes to meditate or read a book – whatever your heart desires! Making a morning routine and incorporating something for yourself will set your day on the path to success and hopefully, a little less stressful. For more ideas, check out this list of ways to ease your mornings.
CREATE A REWARDS SYSTEM
It goes without saying, but incentivizing tasks will motivate you to push through and get them completed. By having something you’re looking forward to, you’ll anticipate – and even look forward to – getting to work and finishing it.
There is no guilt in rewarding yourself after accomplishing something, especially if it helps you push through and get your work finished. If you finish a project, take a 15-minute break to grab a sweet treat or take five minutes to walk around outside. Think of is as a part of self-care and do something good for yourself.
Reality is, our mood when we walk into work is dependent on our mindset. Even if you’re struggling with a coworker or feeling extra stress, there are ways to adjust your thinking. Simply being more optimistic can make everyone feel better – including yourself!